- Jul 1, 2014
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- Las Vegas Area
I took some video on the downhill.Glad you got it sorted.
I'm impressed, you're going with a 47T. Unless the rear cog is over 24T that's over 50 gear inches, and carrying weight. For the hills in my area that would be difficult to sustain. The street I live on has the word 'hill' in it. I've gone 50mph down my hill for pizza. The trek back Athletes who hold events through the town struggle. Can't go in any direction without facing a hill. My location promotes muscle building. A reason my legs are well developed. Sometimes I take a young newcomer along. They remark I'm hardly winded at the tops. Of course, I ride all the time. Wish I could ride with more guys in the 50+ cat on the older stuff. I use the oldest bikes in the group. Predominantly modern road & MTB in the county. Everyone accepts me though. Good at following rules, and I'm FAF.
Ok, realized after posting you're using a kick back... still impressed.
Haven't had much success with IGH coasters off road. Destroyed a Nexus 4. The SRAM and SA kick backs seem strong. I used a freewheel version for light off roading for a while. Odd shifting for me though.I took some video on the downhill.
With 47/22 on the gearing this kickback , it has about the perfect gear for a lot of what I ride. The kickback makes it easier, but some trails I ride require a push-up, northern what you are on. ( except electrics ).
Usually non sitting hill climb are a right left right coast, left right left coast, repeat until at the top.
That hill you live on sounds brutal. I have a similar one by my house that I use for warmup before I head north when riding from the house. When certain friends come over for a ride, I take the alternate easier route, that's a mile longer for them.
I wish there were even 40+ers around t...Wish I could ride with more guys in the 50+ cat on the older stuff. I use the oldest bikes in the group. Predominantly modern road & MTB in the county. Everyone accepts me though. Good at following rules, and I'm FAF.
I have had a lot of luck with these KT2 2 speed kick backs. They don't get as hot as the bendix, and they never miss a shift. My last one that is on the old 40 rollfast frame still acts brand new. The last time I had it apart it looked new inside and none of the grease wasnt burnt. I put over 1500 trail miles on it over 3 years.Haven't had much success with IGH coasters off road. Destroyed a Nexus 4. The SRAM and SA kick backs seem strong. I used a freewheel version for light off roading for a while. Odd shifting for me though.
Some of our roads are closed the entire winter because people have died. I happen to live on a monster at a landing in the middle. Years ago the locals used to hill climb all sort of vehicles. On occasion a hot car will light'em up at the base and try for the hill at night. I count the time from my studio it's so close. Hate when they wake me for nothing. I try every chance to chase elite riders who tackle the hill. It goes on for miles. The ending is a roller coaster down, fell off bikes there plenty of times.
Pic of just a baby hill. Can't tell from the pic how steep it really is.
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The road that intersects way at the bottom is where I reach 50. I even take drag fork bikes down. Almost .... myself the 1st time doing that.
Really enjoyed watching you build this one. Looks stunning. Fantastic photography as well, bravo.
Thank You Lee! Was going to ride yesterday, but played pool instead. Knockn the balls around was much warmer for sure.Rock on, my man! Looking forward to the post ride photos.
EDIT: That should read; "Great post ride photos!". Sweet bike, and awesome scenery. Looks like you are experiencing the same cold spell we have down here in Mesa. Woke up to 34°, and a cold wind. Back home it's -13° though, so it's all relative. .
How does this one ride / handle vs some of you previous klunker builds?
There are adapter kits to fit that fork to a frame set up for 1" steer tube, I have seen the kits for about $60.I agree, that Girvin Fastrax is pretty
Love that episode of southpark!!! Right on.
Wanting to use the Girvin. It is a 1-1/8 steer tube.
- Will have to shim it. - could be a problem.
- Will have to fix it- not a big problem.
- Will have to thread it- not a problem.
- Will have to Make sure it fits thru the head tube - fingers crossed .
Now for the pain of the decision.
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Assuming it fits, I will need to cut off the brake bosses. The 57mm wheels won't fit. The bosses are exactly 2mm narrower than the wheel. Might also have to grind part of the horseshoe over the tire as well.
The Girvin fork is my choice. If it fits thru the head tube, this bike may well become that forks permanent home.
Thank you for the kind words @hamppea . See you at the finish.Your bike in the foreground looks like a painting, a masterpiece! The blue painted feathers on the sprocket is brilliant! Handsome guy, both
Well, I got 2 muntz to get within striking range... I'm searching all over this place for luck cos' my skillz just ran away! Just playin'. I'll see you at the finish
Thank You,, I agree,, there are adapter kits for the bearings. With the $15 headset that I used, I Ended up making my own kit here. Especially with the conversion from non to threaded 1-1/8 on the fork, which requires a big Die and tooling to spin it.There are adapter kits to fit that fork to a frame set up for 1" steer tube, I have seen the kits for about $60.
Thank you Palepainter, It rides like a BMX. its been een really fun to take it out.Great job on the bike. What’s not to love. Great to see it getting some trail time.
I'm lucky to live in the west where there are trails that are on the edge of town.Seconded! Trail Time...I may have to do some driving in the very near future to get some.
Thanks @kingfish254 that is cool you caught it. I rarely face book so I wouldn't have seen ithat.
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